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“Avoid Calafate Fishing” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Calafate Fishing

Calafate Fishing
Avenida del Libertador 1826, El Calafate, Argentina
54-2902-496545
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Ranked #17 of 19 Attractions in El Calafate
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 attraction reviews
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“Avoid Calafate Fishing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2011

We did a full day trip. The first half was shared with two hapless young guys who had never fly fished before. I doubt they will again. After ten minutes intstruction they were let loose on the water and barely saw the "guide" again. We were fishing a barren stretch of the R.Rico in some cow paddock. The "guide" happily fished away offering no guidance. We didn't need much, it was obvious we were fishing an algae infested stream. After an hour of pulling in 3" fingerlings I suggested we move. To no avail. The "guide" had brought a mate along with whom he fished every bit of half decent water before the paying guests could reach it. I walked off totally disgusted and ripped off. The afternoon guide was much better.

Visited January 2011
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Nice fishing excursion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2010

Great guides, beautiful scenery and many fish. A fantastic excursion in southern patagonia

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berkshires, Massachusetts
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“El Calafate, the good and the bad.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2009

Wonderful place to visit. We took the obligatory boat trip on Lake Argentina to view the multiple glaciers and had a delightful day. However we also took a private tour of the nearby national park and glacier and LOVED it. They have constructed metal walkways along the cliffs just across from the glacier and it was even more exciting than seeing them on the boat.
I took the 1/2 day fishing trip with Calafate Fishing and strongly caution anyone from going. First, the fishing was only fair at best but the company is not well run. Their equipment was old and worn. On the way back to town the driver was racing down a dirt road and lost control of the truck and we crashed into an embankment and flipped the truck over. I had my seat belt on and only received minor injuries but the young man in the back seat was more seriously injured and required hospital care. The company made no accommodations or even an apology for their reckless behavior. This is not a company to be trusted. I would strongly recommend that you save your fishing for one of Argentina's better outfitters.

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